Liz Gannes

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Quora Gives Its Writers a Stats Dashboard

Much like Evan Williams’ Medium, Quora is trying to convince people who have interesting thoughts and experiences to write them down — and, since Quora doesn’t pay, that means finding them an audience. Some writers on the site now receive 1 million views per month. So it is launching a stats tools to show counts of views, upvotes and shares, much like what’s available on other publishing and blogging platforms. While exposing stats might encourage crappy content that panders for page views, Quora exec Marc Bodnick said the site already includes tools for burying the bad stuff. “We don’t give traffic to garbage,” he said.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work